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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Day of Thanks 4

Today is going to be short and sweet because it is already nine o'clock in the evening and I had wanted to tackle the beginnings of a Christmas present this evening!

Today, I am thankful for the job that I do. Despite it being incredibly stressful at moments (I really felt like crying several times today... it was just one of THOSE days) I really love it. And it was all brought home when I received an e-mail around lunch time today that actually did make me cry. But first, let me set it up for you.

You see, I have a student who is in two of my classes. She is somewhat soft-spoken and you can tell a little shy. She was home-schooled, graduated at 16 and has spent the last two years living at home and going to community college. She transferred in to Adams this fall. About two weeks ago she asked if she could come work for me in the costume shop. She told me that she could sew a bit and so I, of course, jumped at the offer of another set of hands. Well... this student has been a GREAT help. She can sew well and she is in almost every day... she has even come in the last two Saturdays to help.

Then today, I got an e-mail from her mother. As I am opening it, of course I am thinking "Oh no... what does this mother want? Doesn't she know I can't share information about her daughter?" But no... she instead wrote a very sweet note to me, saying how when you let your children go you hope that there are people out there to take them under their wings and thanking me for giving her daughter the opportunity to blossom in the shop. She said she has never heard her daughter so excited about anything before! Wow... if that didn't blow me away. I am so thankful for her taking a moment to send an e-mail telling me that I am indeed on the right path and in the right place. Thank you to this student's mom!


Jamie said...

That is so awesome, it made me cry!

Dad said...

You go to the trouble to open the door and help comes in through the window.

Good things DO happen to good people.

Keep plugging away :-)

Alaina said...

Oh, you made tears come to my eyes! What a wonderful expression of thankfulness. Remember that always.

mom said...

Mom's gettting teary too. and I'm glad your the kind of person who has "wings!"
Love you

Sarah said...

That made me cry, too. I blame the hormones.